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  • School Project days | Black and White

    SCHOOL PROJECT DAYS For many years we toured Germany for school project days. 500,000 students have experienced us. Corona has brought our activities in this area to a standstill for a year. But that doesn't mean that there aren't any more opportunities for African-European understanding. Our board member Eunice has set up a partner association with her former teaching colleagues in Ghana over the past few years. Together with him we can now continue the communication work and even build bridges to Ghana to students and teachers. ​ In Ghana, many students speak English. In the meantime, we have already been able to hold some video conferences and webinars in English with students and teachers and peace activists from both countries. Our next webinar will take place on February 28th. And we have set up a community page on our homepage for sustainable cooperation between students, teachers and parents. Interested parties from both countries (and beyond) can register and participate in the forums and teams. ​ Our offers: ​ We offer webinars for teachers, peace activists and friends of Africa. The next webinar will take place on Sunday, February 28, starting at 7 p.m. Topic: How can Africans create development and peace themselves? What can people in industrialized countries contribute to this? Suggestions for discussion by Dr. Henning Andresen We were able to win the economist and long-time employee of the KfW Development Bank and author of the book: "Statehood in Africa" for this lecture. All interested are cordially invited. The link to log in: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3216854044 (just click on it or copy it into the address bar) ​ Webinars for school classes, study groups and student councils (if you have a surprising loss of hours at the school, we can - if possible - also step in at short notice) Our current focus is peace in Africa: The problem is getting bigger: In West Africa, more and more people are losing security and peace and millions are losing their homes. This is hardly reported in this country. What are the reasons for the violence? How can this development be stopped? Can we help? Members of our association have developed various Powerpoint presentations and material for school lessons on this subject, which we can put up for discussion. From April we want to use webinars to help strengthen the North-South dialogue between people from the Global South and especially from Ghana and in the Global North and especially in Germany. We are convinced that we can best shape our future through more just North-South cooperation. Also on this topic we will organize webinars and online conferences with schools in Ghana. Development of joint forums and teams for teachers, students and parents for the exchange of information and opinions and permanent cooperation. We want to learn how we can contribute to making the world fit for the future with education in Ghana and Germany. We promote participation and participation in both German and Ghanaian schools. Many personal connections can arise from this. ​ Here you can register: Black and White Forums | Black&White (initiative-blackandwhite.org) , Black & White Teams | Initiative Black and White (initiative-blackandwhite.org) We have set up a new homepage for our online commitment. Here we report on our activities and projects and the history of the two Black&White initiatives in Germany and Ghana. Our currently most important topic here as well: news about peace. News for Peace | Black and White (initiative-blackandwhite.org) . After Corona, we will come to the schools again for project days, then we can advance African-European understanding again in direct personal contact. Please invite us Here is a brief summary again: We offer Ghanaian-German webinars and video conferences for the time when we cannot give school project days due to Corona. Forums and teams for permanent North-South cooperation and lots of information about our association work on our new homepage. We hope to meet your interest and are happy to answer your questions and make appointments. ​ info@initiative-blackandwhite.org Telephone: 05655-924981, 0176-43773328 Reports on School Project Days No posts published in this language yet Stay tuned... For more than 20 years, our association has been holding school project days for African-European understanding. In this way, the association wants to get more people involved with Africa and especially with the living conditions of Africans. And the initiative Black&White wants to inspire above all also young humans to engage themselves for the goals decided in the UNO-Charta, general explanation of the human rights and in the Basic Law: Building a peaceful world with humane living conditions for all. The association has formed an African-German tour group for this purpose. Over the years, members from many African countries have joined in singing, drumming and dancing, including Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola and Uganda, Cameroon, the Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire), Ghana, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Liberia. The School Project Day program is a combination of face-to-face meetings, drumming, dancing and information via PowerPoint presentations. The group has already been in thousands of schools in all German states; in elementary and high schools, comprehensive schools, secondary schools, special schools and regular schools. It has reached students of all ages, now over half a million children, young people, teachers and sometimes parents through participatory concerts. It has also inspired children and parents in kindergartens, families in church congregations, and has also participated in demonstrations for human rights and peace and for overcoming xenophobia (link School Project Days).

  • Education for Development Coorporation | Black and White

    Education for Development Coorporation We invite you to explore with us why so many people still have to suffer war suffering, have no social security, cannot get a job, have to work for wages that are not enough to live on, have no food security, have no chance to get an education that allows them to develop their personality freely and fully, have no assured access to health services, have no right to full and equal democratic participation in political decision-making, no freedom of expression and information, no freedom of organization or religion, no equal rights and equality between men and women, no protection in case of political persecution. Since 1948, since the adoption of the Universal Declaration by the members of the UN, all people worldwide, all human beings have the right to these rights, just because they are human beings: Expressly also independent of which state they live in and which position the state has in the world. From the initiatives Black&White we are committed to the implementation of the Declaration of Human Rights for all. What do we need for this? The knowledge of our rights, the knowledge of why they are not realized, the knowledge of how they can be realized, the knowledge of how to enforce them. Here we will publish contributions to this and stimulate discussions and encourage all of you who stand for human rights to join us on the path of knowledge, also through trial and error. In the sense of the principle of enlightenment, which Kant described as follows: "Enlightenment is the exit of man from his self-inflicted immaturity. Immaturity is the inability to use one's intellect without the guidance of another. This immaturity is self-inflicted if the cause of it lies not in the lack of understanding, but in the resolution and courage to use it without the guidance of another. Sapere aude! Have courage to make use of your own intellect! is therefore the motto of the Enlightenment." First of all, we encourage you to study the rights that were adopted as a basis for the post-war order from 1945 to 1946 and then in pacts until the 1970s, and which are still valid today; for this purpose, we ask you to study the precursors of these agreements and the core text of Immanuel Kant, on whose recommendations they are partly based. UN Charter: Core of current international law: The United Nations Charter (UN Charter) is the founding treaty of the United Nations (UN). Its universal goals and principles form the constitution of the community of states to which all member states, now numbering 193, subscribe. UN Charter | United Nations - Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (unric.org) Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Declaration of intent by UN members for the aims of policy in their countries and in international cooperation for the people of all countries: All human beings enjoy from birth the same inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms. The United Nations is committed to guaranteeing and protecting the human rights of every individual. This commitment grows out of the Charter of the United Nations, which affirms the peoples' belief in the fundamental rights of man and in the dignity and worth of the human personality. In the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations has proclaimed in clear and simple terms those fundamental rights to which everyone is equally entitled. Universal Declaration of Human Rights | United Nations - Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (unric.org) UN Social Covenant, binding agreement under international law on the social human rights to which every person worldwide is entitled: Economic, social, and cultural human rights (also called wsk rights or social rights), which labor parties and trade unions in industrialized countries have been able to enforce through long struggles, are agreed upon internationally by treaty among signatory states in the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (Social Covenant). With this pact, the states commit themselves to protect people from exploitation and to fulfill certain demands, such as food, education and health. Among other things, the right to work, the right to social security, the right to adequate living standards, the right to fair and favorable working conditions, the right to join trade unions, the right to protection of family, maternity and children, the right to continuous improvement of living conditions, and the right to participate in cultural life are guaranteed: In this way, they contractually secure rights that had already been agreed upon as human rights by the member states of the UN in 1948 in the Declaration of Human Rights. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of 1966 (dgvn.de) Optional Protocol_Social Covenant.pdf (dgvn.de) UN Civil Covenant: binding agreement under international law on the political human rights to which every person worldwide is entitled: UN Civil Covenant The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (or in short: the UN Civil Covenant, in Switzerland: UN Covenant II) is not only one of the first international human rights conventions of the United Nations binding under international law, but together with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Social Covenant it is considered the International Human Rights Code. iccpr_en_2_.pdf (dgvn.de), UN Civil Covenant - International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Briand-Kellogg Treaty: The First Prohibition of War of Aggression, after which Germany was condemned for breaking the treaty after the war in Nuremberg: Briand-Kellogg Pact: A Treaty against War On August 27, 1928, 15 states signed the Briand-Kellogg Pact in Paris, laying a foundation for outlawing war as a political tool - with limited effect: Briand-Kellogg Pact: A Treaty Against War | bpb Atlantic Charter, the anti-Hitler coalition's concealed goals for the postwar order at the end of World War II: The Atlantic Charter of August 14, 1941 - Potsdam Conference (potsdamer-konferenz.de) 75 Years Atlantic Charter | bpb Immanuel Kant: On perpetual peace: (57) On Perpetual Peace (audiobook) Immanuel Kant - YouTube, On Perpetual Peace (univie.ac.at). educational modules

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